Your smile is one of your greatest assets! It is easy, fast and effective to transform one’s smile with porcelain veneers.
About Porcelain Veneers
Specifically, Dr. Matian excels in cosmetic dentistry and veneers. His goal is to give patients the best porcelain veneers Northridge offers. Whatever your cosmetic issue, Dr. Matian will sit down and discuss it at great length so you and he can reach a common goal.
Dental veneers are easy way to get a perfect smile with immediate results. Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are perfectly sculpted pieces of porcelain that are applied to the front of your teeth. They can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues, including:
It is rare for patients to need to prepare their teeth before veneers are applied. As a result, the procedure is both comfortable and reversible. Dr. Matian will apply local anesthetic to the patient during tooth preparation, which may require a slight reduction in the size of the tooth.
Upon obtaining specifics regarding veneer dimensions, they are sent to a third party lab for production. Northridge Dental has carefully selected the finest labs to produce your veneers. We offer the full spectrum of veneer quality, from the most basic to the best in dentistry, depending on the patient’s needs. Your initial consultation will determine which is best for you.
Veneers in a single visit with CEREC technology
Northridge Dental is pleased to offer CEREC technology for patients who are on a tight schedule. While CEREC veneers are still made with high quality porcelain, they are produced in a fraction of the time with our in-house CEREC milling unit. Once 3D imaging of the patient’s mouth is acquired, our lab technician can shape and sculpt the veneers using a computer. They are then custom colored to blend in perfectly with the rest of the patient’s teeth. Once Dr. Matian uses his expert technique to apply the veneers to your teeth, it is generally less than 2 hours from when you arrived. The same-day CEREC technology is a great option for patients on the go, and the veneers look great.
Porcelain Veneers Expert
Dr. Shawn Matian has performed successful veneer procedures for many years. In fact, he has transformed over 1,000 smiles with his expertise. Patients regularly report complete satisfaction after their visits, both for the fantastic dental work and for the caring, amiable nature of Dr. Matian.
Dr. Matian created Northridge Dental inCalifornia, with the purpose to give patients the best porcelain veneers available. At Northridge Dental we understand that the dentist is not everyone’s favorite destination. Dr. Matian and his staff are empathetic towards patients, understanding that the dentist is not everyone’s favorite visit. In order to create the most comfortable experience possible, the whole office operates under this viewpoint.
This patient received no-preparation veneers, meaning no drilling, no shots and no pain.
This patient received eight minimally invasive upper veneers to add length and symmetry.
Dr. Matian used veneers to restore this patient’s teeth to their original shape and length.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of precisely cut porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. If there is damage such as cracks, chips or gaps, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution to cosmetically and structurally improving the teeth.
Besides the obvious cosmetic improvement, studies have shown that using porcelain veneers strengthens teeth by 95%. Teeth that have been damaged by cracks, chips or that are uneven in length will be aesthetically pleasing with the application of veneers.
Another benefit is that porcelain veneers will close any gaps in teeth, possibility eliminating the need for braces. Teeth that are too short or long in relation to the rest of the mouth can be brought into balance.
The teeth are rejuvenated by whitening stained and discolored teeth.
Emotionally, the boost in morale can be dramatic when going from an aged or embarrassing smile to a bright, youthful smile.
Porcelain veneers can be completed in two visits spaced one to two weeks apart. The first visit includes a lengthy consultation where the dental plan is formed based on what the patient wants to achieve. Then the teeth are shaped and prepared for the veneers. An impression is taken of the teeth and temporary veneers are placed.
The second visit permanently places the veneers that have been prepared by the lab. Before they are bonded, patients have an opportunity to have further adjustments made to color or shape as after they are bonded, they are permanently affixed.
Most patients are comfortable having the usual local anesthetic common for dental procedures. During the shaping and preparation procedures approximately 0.5 mm of the surface of the teeth is removed. Depending on the amount of preparation work that will be done, an anesthetic may not be needed at all.
Because a very thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed to accommodate the thickness of the veneer, the process isn’t considered reversible.
Once veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth they are essentially your teeth only stronger. Normal hygiene practices of brushing and flossing and regular visits for cleaning are essential to maintain dental health.
No. The veneer makes the teeth more impervious to decay since the veneer is bonded to the natural tooth. There is no greater incidence of decay but teeth must be cared for to avoid cavities forming in the unbounded natural teeth.
There will likely be some sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages for a short time due to having a thin layer of enamel removed. This should disappear in a few days. Avoiding hot and cold foods is recommended for the first few days to allow the veneers to settle.
The goal of the finished product is to ensure everything in the mouth matches, whether a full set of veneers is placed or just a few teeth are treated. Patients are advised to have the untreated teeth whitened before placement of the veneers to ensure uniformity of color.
Porcelain veneers are very strong. However porcelain is a glass and can crack if very strong forces are applied. It is advised to avoid chewing ice, hard nuts, candy apples, popcorn kernels as well as avoiding using the teeth to open packages, etc.
The natural teeth are often damaged by these same foods and practices and while porcelain veneers are very strong, they aren’t invincible.
Yes this will eventually damage your veneers just as this behavior will grind down natural teeth. Dr. Matian will provide you with a protective bite guard to wear at night to reduce the stress on your teeth while you sleep.
Porcelain veneers last a long time. Most patients get ten to twenty years use from their veneers before they need to be replaced. The aging is derived from the natural teeth as gums recede and teeth become brittle. If a veneer comes off Dr. Matain can re-bond it to the tooth or replace it if it has become damaged.
Note: do not try to re-bond the veneer yourself. If you are away from home, your best option is to find a qualified cosmetic veneers dentist who can properly re-bond your veneer.
No, they should never stain. If you have natural teeth without veneers you will need to maintain regular dental cleanings and take measures to avoid staining if drinking red wine, coffee etc.
Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. Some companies will cover a percentage of the cost. Our insurance specialist can help you determine your coverage limits.
Real Patients & Testimonials
Dr. Matian cares about his patients, his staff is amazing and the office is a clean and warm environment. I recommend them to all my family and friends. You can TRUST Northridge Dental!
Northridge Dental is a fully accredited dental suite located in Northridge, California. This leading edge facility offers advanced, precise techniques to ensure the total health of any patient’s teeth. Additionally, it offers a full array of cosmetic dentistry procedures for those requiring a touch-up in the appearance of their teeth.
Dr. Shawn Matian
9671 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91324